Physical Education


Physical Education

Physical education (PE) develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

A high-quality PE curriculum enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. It leads to the development of a wide range of skills including the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. In an ambitious Physical Education Department, students learn to perform in a variety of sports activities; to analyse their performance, as well as that of their team; and to make conscious decisions about how to improve based upon their analysis. This process empowers young people to develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and to learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Actively discovering a sport to enjoy, and developing an aptitude for it helps teenagers make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

“PE helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities including leadership, coaching and officiating. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.”

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Why do we teach Spanish?

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.

What would I learn in Spanish?

The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

How would I learn in Spanish?

Students will learn to express themselves in the target language across the following key skills: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Translation. Questions across all of the language skills are set in common contexts, addressing a range of relevant contemporary and cultural themes. Students will be using authentic materials, such as film, audio and literary texts to build vocabulary and will be expected to speak and respond spontaneously to questions. across a range of topics.

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Why do we teach Spanish?

Through studying a GCSE in a modern foreign language, students should develop their ability and ambition to communicate with native speakers in speech and writing. The study of a modern foreign language at GCSE should also broaden students’ horizons and encourage them to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries and develop new ways of seeing the world.

What would I learn in Spanish?

The GCSE specification will require students to understand and use language across a range of contexts, appropriate to their age, interests and maturity levels students will be expected to use language for a variety of purposes and with a variety of different audiences, including for personal, academic and employment related use.

Language contexts will be organised in a specified number of broad themes,addressing relevant matters relating to:

  • identity and culture
  • local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • current and future study and employment

literary texts can include extracts and excerpts, adapted and abridged as appropriate, from poems, letters, short stories, essays, novels or plays from contemporary and historical sources.

How would I learn in Spanish?

Students will be taught to express themselves across four skills

  • Listening: understand and respond to spoken language
  • Speaking: communicate and interact in speech
  • Reading: understand and respond to written language
  • Writing: communicate in writing

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

OCR Nationals

Course Makeup:

  • Exam 25% 25%
  • Coursework 75% 75%

Coursework Structure:

  • R051: Contemporary issues in sport – Written paper OCR set and marked 1 hour – 60 marks
  • R052: Developing sports skills – Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated 60 marks
  • R053: Sports leadership – Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated 60 marks
  • R056: Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities -Centre assessed tasks OCR moderated 60 marks and skills in outdoor activities

Exam Structure:

  • 1 Hour written paper – 60 marks

Staff in Department

Head of Department:

Mrs Meadows / Allen

Mr Ebourne

Mr Allen

Mr Parekh

Mr Atterbury

Miss Thomas

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Recommended Revision Guides:

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Year 11 After school Booster sessions Tuesdays 3.20 – 4pm
  • Year 11 lunchtime Booster sessions A.Florez Weds Lunchtime
  • Year 10 After school Booster sessions E. Rubio Wednesdays 3.20-4pm

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